A. EVENTS (click to see details below)

1. Fri. May 29: "Libraries, Ledgers and Graveyards: Unearthing the Facts Behind Historical Fiction"

2. Sat. May 30 & Sat. June 6: Pre-events for Dyke March

3. Wed. June 3: Gender Institute Dissertation Workshop Summer Session Begins, Registration Open

4. Thur. June 4: Community-Based Research: “Survey Development for Community-Based Research”

5. Sat. June 6: Dyke March

6. Tue. June 9: Negotiate with Power - What is your work worth?


B. CALL FOR PAPERS (click to see details below)

1. Wed. July 15, 2015: Wonder Women and Super Men

2. Rolling Deadline: Journal of Research on Women and Gender

C. ANNOUNCEMENTS (click to see details below)

1. Gender Institute Graduate Assistant Position available

2. Graduate Certificate in LGBT Health Policy & Practice

3. Tue. September 29 - Wed. September 30, 2015: Re-Gender Annual Summit


D. FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS (click to see details below)

1. Gender Institute grants & fellowships

2. Various Deadlines: Funders for LGBTQ Issues

3. Rolling Deadline: Global Health Field Work Awards








1. Fri. May 29: Dialogues on disAbiltiy Speaker Series: "Libraries, Ledgers and Graveyards: Unearthing the Facts Behind Historical Fiction"
Featuring Author: Rosanne Higgins, PhD
7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Museum of disAbility History, 3826 Main Street, Buffalo

The presentation will focus on Rosanne Higgins’ Orphans and Inmates book series and the research that shaped its creation. It will also highlight Higgins’ involvement with the University at Buffalo’s Erie County Poorhouse Cemetery Project, and how it inspired her second novel, A Whisper of Bones. Additionally, Higgins will discuss the relationship between poverty and disability in the nineteenth century.

Museum Members & People Inc. Employees – FREE; Adults – $6.00; Students, Seniors, and Human Service Employees – $3.50.

Registration encouraged. RSVP to 716.629.3626 or dfarley@people-inc.org


2. Sat. May 30: Pre-events for Dyke March
10:00 am – 3:00 p.m., The Evergreen Commons, 242 Georgia Street, Buffalo NY 14201 Sign-making Workshop:

Help make signs for the March. Come share your creativity and ideas. No experience needed; all materials will be provided. ~GENERAL THEMES for sign making and spirit of the march- 1) More than marriage: healthcare, housing, ableism-awareness, police accountability, transgender visibility, immigration awareness, #BlackLivesMatter, affordable quality education, etc. 2) We are here!! Visible, engaged, diverse… For more information: http://www.buffalopridefestival.com/Events/DykeMarch/Premarchworkshops

Sat. June 6: Pre-events for Dyke March continues
11:00 - 4:00 pm, The Evergreen Commons, 242 Georgia Street, Buffalo NY 14201

Workshops (children, teens & adults), one mile march, live music, spoken word, memorial altar, queer history time line, quieter space.

First workshop: 11-11:45 am
Second workshop: Noon – 12:45 pm

Come learn to make noise and keep rhythm with instructors Tiffany Nicely and Cyd Cox. Drums are available for those who do not have instruments. Registration is required for this event, to reserve space please email bflodykemarch2015@gmail.com

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Come make a colorful banner, your own shakers, and jazzy bracelets for the March. Activities will be connected with stories of the rainbow. Fun for all ages. Caregiver assistance may be needed for children under 4 years of age.

2:00 - 4 p.m.

Who do people think you are? Who are you really? Explore and express the many versions of you through art and poetry. Participants will craft wearable art and have an opportunity to read at the Dyke March performance space. Appropriate for ages 12-19. Workshop led by educators Nancy Wittemann and Julie Green. Registration is appreciated for this event, so that we can purchase the right amount of materials. To reserve space please email wittemann926@gmail.com.


3. Wed. June 3: Gender Institute Dissertation Workshop Summer Session Begins 
June 3- July 1 - Dissertation Writing Workshop, Summer Session I
July 8 - August 12 - Dissertation Writing Workshop, Summer Session II
Workshops will be held in the Gender Institute, 207 The Commons, UB North Campus.

The Gender Institute will host a summer session dissertation-writing workshop from June 3 until August 12. The first session will be taking place for five weeks (June 3 - July 1) and the second one for six weeks (July 8 - August 12). You are welcome to join us for the first, second, or both sessions.

Meeting once per week each Wednesday, these writing workshops aim to provide a structure and incentive for Ph.D. students who are writing dissertations on topics related to women and/or gender to make steady, demonstrable progress by meeting every week to write, to discuss their work, and to report on their progress.

For each workshop, we will write for two hours from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a discussion and lunch period (light lunch will be provided by the Gender Institute). Participation is free and open to writers from any discipline across all UB campuses. As space is limited, registration is required.

Please email Tina Žigon at tinazigon@gmail.com to reserve your space.

Visit our website, at genderin.buffalo.edu, for a description, photo, and testimonials from previous dissertation workshops.


4. Thur. June 4: Community-Based Research: “Survey Development for Community-Based Research”  
12:30- 2:00 pm (Lunch at 12:15 pm) 214 Parker Hall, UB South Campus Free
(parking in Parker lot, access from Winspear Avenue)

This workshop is designed for UB researchers interested in using surveys in their community-based research. Dr. Tumiel-Berhalter will cover an outline of survey types, question development, how to develop a question with your community partner, and different sampling methods. She will also provide a critique of various sample surveys, and invites participants to bring their own surveys too. Sponsored by UB Civic Engagement & Public Policy Research Initiative.

Please rsvp to Laura Mangan at: CEPPrsvp@buffalo.edu or call 645-5376


5. Sat. June 6: Dyke March  
4:00 p.m. (gather), 5:00 pm (step off) Line-up at Potomac Ave and Grant Street

This year, for the first time, the march will be on Grant St.—a great location for us because of its neighborhood renaissance, its prevalence of women business owners, and the opportunity it gives for us to be visible to our sisters who are immigrants. Marchers should feel free to join the one mile stretch, meet up anywhere along the route, or meet us at our final destination. The march will end at our tent in Bidwell Park, where we’ll have poetry and acoustic music. We’ll also have a memorial to honor the members of our dyke community who have left us. We invite you to bring photos or other mementos of your loved ones to include. The tent is appropriate for all ages. Betty Croski’s Food Truck will be there providing her delectable dishes. Please help us to diminish access barriers at the march and continue to work to make the march more accessible.

If you have feedback, questions, suggestions, want to volunteer, help organize around access, or have specific access needs, please email bflodykemarch2015@gmail.com . The Dyke March is hosted, in partnership, by the Pride Center of WNY and Dyke March Buffalo.

For more information: http://www.buffalopridefestival.com/events/dykemarch


6. Tues. June 9: Negotiate with Power - What is your work worth?  
7:30 - 9:00 a.m., Betty’s Restaurant, 370 Virginia Street, Buffalo, NY 14201 - Fee charged

Women Events Buffalo is proud to announce the next in our Power Breakfast Series. We kicked off in April by asking how women ensure they are earning what they are worth but how can they do this if they don't know the value of their work? Join us to learn how you determine what your work is worth so when it's time to negotiate an offer, promotion, or new client, you negotiate from a place of power, not uneducated underdog.

Gloria Zemer, CEO at Brand Mother Strategies, will discuss:
· How you quantify your work - yes, even the soft skills have value!
· Why having this information matters
· How not having this information can impact your earning potential

WEB's Power Breakfast Series will be held bi-monthly and each breakfast will offer tools from an expert on how to cultivate, initiate and activate power in your life. Betty's is a woman-owned restaurant that believes in the power of community, your ticket includes breakfast, coffee, juice and great conversation. Space is limited to 45 seats so purchase your ticket today!

For tickets, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/negotiate-with-power-what-is-your-work-worth-tickets-16754468065

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1. Deadline: July 15, 2015: Wonder Women and Super Men

The Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender at the University at Buffalo is pleased to announce our fall 2015 symposium on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. Featured Speakers include:

* Jill Lepore, The David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History, Harvard University, “The Secret History of Wonder Woman” (sponsored by the Humanities Festival).

* Gabrielle Esperdy, Assoc. Professor of Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, whose innovative work reclaims "the architectress as an architectural heroine" (sponsored by the American Institute of Architects).

* Dorota Koczanowicz, Professor of Artistic Culture, University of Wroclaw, on Polish artist Elzbieta Jablonska's portraits of mothers as superwomen. * and many other illustrious scholars.

We welcome proposals for 15-minute presentations from any scholarly discipline or approach related to the theme. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

*historical and mythical significance of female rulers (e.g., Cleopatra, Elizabeth, Indira Ghandi)
* women activists (e.g., Angela Davis, Rosa Parks, Dolores Huerta, Audre Lorde, Gloria Steinem)
* women criminals (femmes fatales, serial killers, Thelma and Louise) as gender outlaws
* mythological archetypes and their meanings (e.g., Amazons, goddesses)
* popular culture, post-feminism, and patriarchy: framing power and myths of modern wonder women
* “Super Heroes Wear Diapers”: costumes and power; clothes and professional success
* "starchitects" / architects and notions of genius
* doctors/nurses as superheroes
* ideologies, symbolism, and cults of teachers as super heroes
* medicine and the production of "enhanced" bodies / superhumans
* gender, power, justice, vengeance
* Buffy, Harry Potter, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: innovation or new riffs on old themes?
* gender, sexuality, race, and nation in comic book franchises
* superheroes and the romanticization of violence and militarization

Please submit your proposal (200-250 words) and a short cv to the Planning Committee at ub-irewg@buffalo.edu.

At the bottom of your proposal, please describe your audiovisual equipment needs, if any.

For the full details, please go to: http://genderin.buffalo.edu/genderweek.shtml


2. Rolling Deadline: Journal of Research on Women and Gender, Texas State University

Texas State University JRWG Mission: Promote critical dialogue about experiences of women and persons of various gender identities in diverse cultural contexts. The Journal welcomes manuscripts that give voice to the unique and varied expressions of women and various genders. It is an interdisciplinary publication that welcomes qualitative research, pedagogical work and creative projects.

Interested in being a reviewer or submitting a manuscript? Register here: https://journals.tdl.org/jrwg/index.php/jrwg/user/register

For questions contact the editor: Dr. Audwin Anderson: AA04@txstate.edu, 512-245.2361

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1. Gender Institute Graduate Assistant Position available

The Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender seeks a Graduate Assistant for an administrative position for the 2015-16 academic year (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016).

The primary duties include:
assisting with Gender Institute events and committee meetings, facilitating the Dissertation Writing Workshop, designing publicity flyers and programs, maintaining and updating the website, and other tasks as assigned.

- Ph.D. candidate at UB working on dissertation related to research about women, gender and/or sexuality
- excellent verbal and written communication skills
- strong organizational skills
- excellent interpersonal skills
- advanced computer skills
- ability to multi-task
- capacity for both independent work and team work

Database and website management skills preferred. Some training will be required. This position requires 20 hours of work per week, including occasional evening and weekend events. Time flexibility is a requirement. The twelve-month salary is $17,000 plus health insurance.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, current resume, writing sample (such as your dissertation prospectus, a chapter, or an essay) and two letters of recommendation to Professor Kari Winter, Director, at ub-irewg@buffalo.edu

Please submit all materials to the Institute no later than Friday, May 29, 2015

If you have questions, please contact Becky Burke at ub-irewg@buffalo.edu


2. Graduate Certificate in LGBT Health Policy & Practice

The George Washington University graduate certificate program in LGBT Health Policy & Practice is accepting applications for the 2015-16 program year and our 3rd class of students.

The certificate is a 12-credit interdisciplinary program that trains medical and mental health professionals to better care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. A large number of our certificate students work in care settings or in policy organizations. Others are enrolled medical, nursing, or other graduate mental health, public health and policy programs around the world. Things to note about this year:

Discounted Tuition: Our tuition is discounted significantly from the standard GWU tuition rate.

Financial Assistance Available: Thanks to increasingly generous donors, we are now able to offer partial need- and merit-based scholarships to help offset expenses.

Two-Year Option: Students now have the option of spreading the workload and costs over 2 years rather than one, making the certificate more affordable and feasible to complete.

Designed for Students Across the Country and the Globe: The program is offered in a hybrid of online and on-campus curriculum, with two week-long residencies and a closing gathering in Washington, DC.

Applications: Our application portal is open now. April 1 is the deadline to apply to be considered for tuition assistance. The overall deadline is May 31.

Questions? Please email the director, Steve Forssell, forssell@gwu.edu; 202-994-6316, or go to our website: http://lgbt.columbian.gwu.edu/


3. Tue. September 29 - Wed. September 30, 2015: Re-Gender Annual Summit
Through a Gender Lens: Precarity, Sexual Violence & the South
Atlanta, Georgia

In collaboration with Agnes Scott College & Center for Civil and Human Rights We invite researchers, policy thinkers and practitioners to explore what it means to use an intersectional gender lens, especially when working on issues related to precarity and sexual violence. The Summit will highlight projects and initiatives on these topics to facilitate increased collaboration between regional and national work. The Summit will also include a spotlight on the South.

Fee: $90 (discounts available), for more information: http://regender.org/2015AnnualSummit

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1. Gender Institute Faculty Research Grants

For information on the Gender Institute's research grants, fellowships, scholarships, and cosponsorships, click here:http://genderin.buffalo.edu/grants&fellowship


2. Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Deadline: Various

Funders for LGBTQ Issues seeks to mobilize philanthropic resources that enhance the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promote equity, and advance racial, economic and gender justice.

More information: http://www.lgbtfunders.org/seekers/community.cfm


3. Global Health Field Work Awards

Rolling Deadline

The Office of Global Health Initiatives offers Global Health Field Work Awards to students interested in implementing public health initiatives or to conduct research in resource-poor settings. $500 data-based projects and $2,500 international fieldwork projects are available. Applications are now accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now!

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Early Modern Research Workshop

Ecocritical Studies Research Workshop

Urban Image Research Workshop



ADVERTISE YOUR EVENT: If you are organizing an event related to women and/or gender that you would like the Gender Institute to help publicize, please send an email with the following information to Becky Burke (rburke2@buffalo.edu).

Date & Time of Event
Title of Event
Speaker Name & Info 
Link for Web Listing
Email of Contact Person
Images (if available)

Event listings will be updated once a week and we would appreciate receiving event information as far in advance as possible.